Posted by: dorsetcpre | July 19, 2017

Have your say on proposals to remove a section of National Grid’s overhead transmission line in the Dorset AONB.

National Grid’s Visual Impact Provision (VIP) project will reach a major milestone at the end of the year when the team behind it will submit a planning application for the scheme.

The project which seeks to remove over 8km of overhead line and 20 pylons near the villages of Martinstown and Winterbourne Abbas is one of only four under way in England and Wales – it is also the most advanced with Dorset poised for a world first.

National Grid consultation

National Grid consultation at Martinstown 20th July and Winterbourne Abbas on 22nd July

To help inform its plans National Grid is providing an opportunity for local people to see the latest plans for the line removal and replacement with cables buried underground and to comment on the project and the construction plans.

Members of the Visual Impact Provision project team will be on hand at two events to share the latest information and talk about the project in more detail ahead of a detailed planning application being submitted to West Dorset District Council towards the end of the year.

This is an important project and is supported by the Dorset AONB.  Come along, find out more and have your say at two community drop in events.

Date: Thursday 20th July , Time: 2.00pm to 7.00pm

Location: Martinstown Village Hall, St Martinsfield, Martinstown, Dorchester, DT2 9JP

Date: Saturday 22nd July,  Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Location: Winterbourne Valley CE VA First School, Winterbourne Abbas, Dorchester, DT2 9LW

You can find more information about National Grid’s Visual Impact Provision project or the events on the website dorset.nationalgrid.co.uk, by emailing visualimpact@nationalgrid.com or calling 0300 134 0051.

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